Studies had shown a positive correlation between primary and secondary teeth
caries, so prevention of primary dentition caries in important.
The loss of primary teeth usually occurs by the age of 4 years and secondary teeth
by second decade.
If primary teeth are lost early because of decay, the secondary teeth
that are already in position may move forward to take up some of the space meant for the new front teeth.
The DT/ADT scope of practice would include cavity preparation, restoration of primary and secondary teeth
, placement of temporary crowns or preformed crowns, pulpotomies on primary teeth, pulp capping on primary and secondary teeth
and extractions of primary teeth.
If, however, the secondary teeth
are so affected the condition is permanent.
The radiographs in this case (Figures 1 and 5) revealed that the unerupted primary and secondary teeth
are still enclosed within bone.
Past the age of two, it's thought that dummies can begin to disrupt the alignment of secondary teeth
, and there is some suggestion that they can also inhibit speech development in toddlers.
other specimens there are additional secondary teeth
(as in the basal
Not only can this damage be unsightly, it can weaken the enamel and make the secondary teeth
more susceptible to decay.
In dental anatomy we learned the landmarks of the oral cavity, the exfoliation and eruption patterns for the primary and secondary teeth
, the actual tooth structure, and technical terms and definitions.
The term anodontia should be reserved for the total absence of primary and secondary teeth
, and modifications of anodontia (i.